Juan is sketchy, though Vital Throw can take down Kingdra's Double Team, Pheobe without Earthquake, Drake without Facade/Rock Tomb and Wallace are the one's it struggles against(considering you have Bulk Up and STAB).
edit: wait it's not Breloom
Heracross is IMO, better than Hariyama late game...
so we back on the grind.
Caught Machop and Slugma in the Firey Path. IV's below
Taught Bulk Up and Secret Power to Machop and Flamethrower to Slugma using all the money available until Maxie.
Slugma(25): Terrible, Flamethrower 2HKO's but Sand Attack and Bite's 3HKO make Mightyena a...
Started my run
Tentacool- Pretty mediocore ngl, has a niche with Swagger hax and does decently well against May and Brawly but it's clear the lack of strong moves is making it weaker than it seems. It's a clear D Tier for the early game, but it probably won't be like...
Bored as hell, so I decided to try out a quick run with some Emerald mons that haven't been tested that much. I decided to use Slugma, Aron, Tentacool and Machop(Trade). Pretty interesting team, hoping to see something useful from Machamp and Aggron
Alright, time for my thoughts on Dracovish
Dracovish is, at it's core Fishious Rend, the 127.5 BP STAB move that gets doubled if you move first. Even with it's lackluster 90 Attack, the sheer power of this move has completely warped the tier into a mess. The two Choice sets that Dracovish...
As someone who is tormented by the fact of being at 70% GXE and losing due to my dumb ideas ("SD on the Mega Venasaur"), I have come to the conclusion that what you fail to understand is not what can counter Dynamax, but how effective the counter/check is in the metagame.
Let's say for example...
Availability: Route 4 with a 40% chance of appearing
Typing: As a pure Fire-Type, it carries resistances to Grass, Bug, Steel and Ice while carrying a weakness to Water, Ground and Rock.
Stats: 90 Attack combined with Hustle make Darumaka an incredibly powerful Pokemon...
V.S Drayden. Everyone is Lvl 43. Went to Route 10 and grabbed a Dusk Stone to get Chandelure.
Liepard: Fake Out+2 Night Slashes take out Fraxure. Druddigon lives a crit Night Slash and OHKO's with Revenge. Haxorus eats a Night Slash for 20%, outspeeds at +1 and kills with Dragon Tail...
The Final Update
Team prior to fighting the E4
Sage the Sandslash(47) Docile@Soft Sand
Noli the Beautifly(47) Lonely@Lax Incense
Aerial Ace/Silver Wind/Giga Drain/Psychic
Kipnah the Swampert(47)...
gave EQ to Sandslash, and nothing else
V.S Not Wallace
Slaking(43): Return flattens Luvdisc. Whiscash, Crawdaunt and Sealeo do lol damage (15% with EQ, 25% with Auora Beam, miss) and Return kills them all. As long as you hit Kingdra once, it's a goner in 2 hit's, but it can set up...
Mid-Game update: cleared everything up to Pacifilog Town and before going to the Mossdeep gym.
Noli the Beautifly: Lvl 42
Aerial Ace/Giga Drain/Silver Wind/Psychic
The more I look at route cleaning especially in the late-game, the more I see...
Fought everything in Twist Mountain and Route 7 and got everyone to 40 barring my new Lampent prior to Brycen.
v.S BrYcEN(such difficult)
Emolga(40): Acrobatic's nearly OHKO's Vanilish while Thunderbolt 2HKO's, since itt usually goes for AA T1 you win this easily. Beartic is only...
Chargestone Cave was simple to get through barring the 2 step encounter rate.Rival and N3 was a complete Simipour sweep: Scald is soo goood.
lilligant s tier tho it's broke as crud Lilligant has suprised me the most as a teamate: it's able to OHKO almost anything that...